Highlights of This Episode:
- Why taking a step down turned out to be a great career move for Andrew
- What happened the first time he incorporated magic into a business presentation
- How a series of losses “completely shifted” Andrew’s view of life
- How Andrew defines success now
- What his primary purpose is, in life and in work
- How he characterizes the difference between managers and leaders
- How the framework of the three basic effects in magic – appear, disappear, and restore – informs his work in helping companies transform
- What Andrew sees as one of the greatest things a leader can do
“Anything can happen to anyone at any time, so we need to be compassionate.” –Andrew Bennett (Click to share – thanks!)
About Andrew Bennett:
Andrew Bennett is a former Fortune 500 corporate executive who started his career as former U.S. presidential candidate H. Ross Perot’s personal assistant. Eight years later, he led a team that grew a business from USD$5 million to $65 million in Australia.
He has more than two decades of experience as a consultant in leadership and organizational culture and as an executive coach, working with leaders all over the world, in companies like Ford Motor Company, Marriott, GE Healthcare, and in organizations of all sizes in government, education, healthcare, and the non-profit sector. Andrew has been involved in nearly 40 major organizational transformations over the last 20 years.
For over 45 years Andrew has been a magician, and he is a member of London’s Magic Circle, the highest honor in magic. Ross Perot encouraged Andrew to use magic in his business presentations and he has been refining this approach for the last 30 years. Magic is the art of transformation and Andrew uses it to help people rethink possibilities and obstacles, opening the door to innovative thinking.
Andrew’s experience has proven that the human mind and heart are sources of incredible power. He teaches managers and leaders how to create environments where innovation, resilience, and the capacity for change and adaptation thrive.
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